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jhawkinsvalrico
12-04-2013, 03:35 PM
I have a little over 20k miles on my T and suspect that sometime this year I may need to replace the chain. The OEM chain still looks really good, but it does have 20k miles on it and I'd rather spend a few bucks now rather than have it let loose on me at an inopportune time. I'll likely do the sprockets as well even though they still look pretty good. I'll likely go with the 525ZVM-X chain as I have had really good luck with DID chains on my other street bikes. Somewhere along the way, and a divorce, I have lost my chain rivet tool. I read that this chain requires a special tool and could buy the DID chain tool, but I'm just researching and wonder if there are other tools out there that are better that will work with this chain? Any suggestions are appreciated.

kzmille
12-04-2013, 06:31 PM
This is what you need.

http://www.amazon.com/D-I-D-KM501E-Sport-Cutting-Riveting/dp/B001KOIOBM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386199781&sr=8-2&keywords=DID+chain+tool

jhawkinsvalrico
12-05-2013, 09:20 AM
Thanks kzmille. That is the one that I had my eyes on. Before buying a chain tool, I just wanted to check for recommendations. When I began riding over 30 years ago, I went through chains with fair regularity, but taken care of, chains and sprockets on modern bikes last a whole lot longer. I'm not even certain that the chain on my Tuono really needs to be replaced. I thought about just doing a thorough inspection and if it looked good, keep it on for awhile longer. Then I thought it does have over 20k miles on it and why risk getting stranded in the middle of nowhere or worse, have it let loose, get caught up in the rear wheel and cause a wreck or fling up and get injured? I'll pick one of these and a new chain up.

kzmille
12-05-2013, 09:58 AM
The real test for chain wear is to measure between about a foot of pins. The exact specs are in the aprilia workshop manual. Roller wear is another factor. My oem chain has over 20k on it and it is in good shape.

jhawkinsvalrico
12-05-2013, 10:06 AM
kzmille, Yes, my chain and sprockets look great and I suspect that they would last another 20k (that may be optimistic). I do take fairly good care of my chain - regularly lube it and clean it every couple of months. I'll probably order a chain, chain tool and replacement sprockets to have on hand. I think that this weekend, I'll do a thorough inspection and measure it.

fzwilly
01-02-2014, 08:59 PM
The real test for chain wear is to measure between about a foot of pins. The exact specs are in the aprilia workshop manual. Roller wear is another factor. My oem chain has over 20k on it and it is in good shape.

Anyone know what page the specs are on to measure to see if the chain is stretched? I was not able to find it and I have just about 20K on my chain as well. I'm planning a trip to Deals Gap this year and don't want any surprises.

kzmille
01-02-2014, 09:08 PM
Here.

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104143&d=1237731275

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104144&d=1237731290

DanV990
01-02-2014, 09:09 PM
Max length is 255.5 mm between 17 pins. Here is the section from my first gen manual.

DanV990
01-02-2014, 09:13 PM
You beat me by a minute Kirk.

fzwilly
01-03-2014, 08:52 AM
thanks alot guys for the info but it bothers me that I still cannot find this info after looking again :bangwall: what serv. manual is that in?

kzmille
01-03-2014, 09:21 AM
It's in section 2, Service and Setting Up.

srastoder
01-03-2014, 11:33 AM
I just got this one from MotionPro and it worked great or square pin for Regina stock chain.

http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-0470-Chain-Breaker/dp/B0050HJNW4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_auto_6

fzwilly
01-03-2014, 03:02 PM
the only manual I can read is the one listed as drop box from g00gl3it. the manual listed " courtesy of Aprilia " requires a password and I cannot open it. Is there a way I can download the full version of it?

kzmille
01-03-2014, 04:24 PM
You can download it HERE (http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=1299) for a reasonable price of $8. I don't know of any other place to get the gen 2 Tuono manuals.

g00gl3it
01-05-2014, 11:15 PM
the only manual I can read is the one listed as drop box from g00gl3it. the manual listed " courtesy of Aprilia " requires a password and I cannot open it. Is there a way I can download the full version of it?

This one doesn't work? https://www.dropbox.com/s/zja0ty8wv4udf6b/BEST_tuono_service_manual_color_OCR.pdf

fzwilly
01-07-2014, 08:32 AM
This one doesn't work? https://www.dropbox.com/s/zja0ty8wv4udf6b/BEST_tuono_service_manual_color_OCR.pdf
It works but doesn't contain the info KZ and DanV posted up. Compared to my FZ1 manual the ape manual is hard to understand. Torque specs should reference an illustration like Yamaha does to clarify, just my .02